Community Volunteer Ambassador - Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Stewards Individual Placements provides individuals with service and career opportunities to strengthen communities and preserve our natural resources. The Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Program combines the strength of a national leader in conservation service with the National Park Service to train a diverse group of emerging leaders to assist park units in building lasting connections to local communities.
Community Volunteer Ambassadors (CVAs) support Volunteer-in-Parks programs at National Park Service sites nationwide. This ranges from National Park, National Monuments, National Battlefields, National Historic Sites, National Recreation Areas, and more. The Community Volunteer Ambassador Program was developed to support NPS sites in connecting with their local communities through service and to provide young adults with a professional development opportunity within the National Park Service. CVAs provide capacity for NPS sites to establish community partnerships, develop new volunteer opportunities, and build volunteer program resources.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story and legacy of the 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. Throughout his political career, Lyndon B. Johnson sought to improve the lives of citizens. As the nation’s 36th President between 1963-1969, Lyndon B. Johnson governed the country during the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and an emerging environmental movement. President Johnson believed all Americans should have access to enjoy nature. Aided by the environmentally-driven First Lady, President Johnson established over 50 new national parks and expanded many others. At Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, CVA will work alongside park ranger to share the legacy of the United States 36th President and his commitment to bettering the U.S. and rural communities of the Texas Hill Country.
- Assisting in building a strong volunteer program by supporting Volunteer Coordinator
- Assist in presenting education and community engagement programs
- Providing creative, relevant, and engaging interpretive experiences for visitors of all ages and different backgrounds.
- Lead volunteer service events during National Public Lands Day, National Park Week, MLK Day, and other events.
CVA Minimum Requirements:
- Lyndon B. Johnson NHP is looking for enthusiastic, reliable, and responsible candidates with great public speaking skills and positive attitude.
- An education background in history, political science, education, environmental science, or similar subjects is recommended
- Participate in the CVA National Early Service Training in early April 2023
- Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Be 18-30 years old at time of service (veterans up to 35 years old)
- High School Diploma/GED
- Pass fingerprint-based FBI, state criminal, and a national sex offender checks.
- Be able to provide proof of a driver’s license and complete a MVR check
- Must be over 21 years old or have had license for at least 3 years to be insured in this position
- Strong verbal and communication skills.
- Experience working in customer service.
- Strong computer skills.
- Self-starter, creative, strategic, and resourceful.
- Comfortable working with large groups.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and social media platforms. Experience in Adobe products preferred.
- Local applicants from the Texas Hill Country, including San Antonio and Austin are preferred.
- CVA will receive a weekly stipend of $500 (additional $65/week, if housing is not provided)
- Limited health care/childcare benefits
- The position is eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award $6,495.00 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of the program
- Professional development funds
- Networking opportunities within the National Park Service and partnering organizations
- Public Land Corps Hiring Authority
- Week-long in-person training at NPS site with travel/meal expenses covered.
The park is in the Texas Hill Country and the CVA will have the opportunity to experience such beautiful rural scenery by living in park housing. Upon availability, park housing is located in Johnson City or at the LBJ Ranch located in Stonewall, Texas. The park encompasses two districts (Johnson City and Stonewall, Texas) located approximately 14 miles from each other. Hence, a vehicle is necessary for the 15-minute commute between the two park districts, and to travel to surrounding towns for items not available in Johnson City. The Texas Hill Country offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities. Austin and San Antonio, Texas are about 1-hour drive from the park. Schedule is 40 hours per week, 8:30 – 5:00, working weekends and some nights, as necessary.
How to Apply
Please visit Community Volunteer Ambassador (cvainternships.org) to review “Member Positions” by region and find instructions on how to apply.
The CVA position will start on Monday, February 6th, 2023, and run for 50 weeks until Friday, January 19th 2024. Applicants will need to apply here: https://form.jotform.com/StewardsIPP/cva-member-application. Application form requires a resume, cover letter, professional references.
Please ensure your cover letter addresses how your experience aligns with the CVA program, your experience working with diverse populations, and position details for this park/position. You may submit one application for multiple positions by selecting all sites you are interested in.
Please submit your application by Friday, December 9th to ensure full consideration.
For Application Questions:
Please contact Geoff Elliot, Program Director at email@example.com
Stewards Individual Placements Program does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
This position is located in Johnson City, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.